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Uncle Sam is a tall man dressed in red, white, and blue.
He is a symbol of America. He stands for hard work, honesty, and loyalty.
Martha, can you believe all the changes that have taken place since
you and I were alive back in the 1700's?
Miss Liberty stands tall and proud...
the largest statue in the world.
The Lady with the Lamp!
The President is the head of the Executive branch of the government.
He appoints other high officials and members of the Supreme Court.
"It was then and there that the opening line of a poem
floated into my mind.
'Oh, beautiful for spacious skies...' And later I finished the verse."
Katherine Lee Bates
"God bless America, land that I love.
Stand beside her and guide her
Through the night with a light from above."
George Washington was a very good man, a very good man indeed.
He could have told a lie, but he said "Uh,uh, the truth is what we need.
An honorable man, for his word was sure.
A man of great faith for his heart was pure.
He was a very good man indeed.
The story goes that Washington wanted six-pointed stars in the flag,
but Betsy suggested five-pointed stars. It is believed that Betsy Ross made
the first official United States flag.
"Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent
a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that
all men are created equal."
Abraham Lincoln, 1863
Emma Lazarus was an American poet who wrote the poem inscribed on the
pedestal of the Statue of Liberty called "The New Colossus".
Irving Berlin later set the poem to music in a song,
"Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor".
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights,
that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
Thomas Jefferson, 1776
Some people call me Old Glory, others call me the Star Spangled Banner,
but whatever you call me, I am your Flag, the Flag of the United States of America.
The bald eagle is the national bird of the United States.
The figure appears on many American coins and special flags.
A special act of Congress protects bald eagles from hunters.